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Jul 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
to get the lights baton. bge is reporting just over 7200 outages in maryland. if pepco is reporting nearly 2100 in d.c., prince george's, and montgomery counties. dominion is reporting nearly 700 in northern virginia. >>> wheaton and our top story, a traffic alert for people driving into the district. phase three of the 14th street bridge rehab project is underway. that means a new traffic pattern for the 200,000 drivers crossing it on a daily basis. brianne carter is live in arlington with what you can expect. on this expect good morning. >> good morning. the middle lane is shut down for the rehabilitation work. plenty of signs out here directing traffic on either side of that closure. we are starting to see more volume and low back up, something we expect all morning. -- and a little backup. on the 14th street bridge, the monday morning commute could come with some trouble. >> in the morning there's a point in time where nothing moves. >> they're beginning work on the third phase of the rehabilitation project in the middle lanes and half of the lens of the bridge. >> it is planned
CBS
Jul 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, maryland home. >> we have a cancer parent who has -- who is on insulin. we have two other elderly people in the block. every day i told them that. >> reporter: pepco says it will be midnight until power is restored to those who lost electricity from sunday's storm. much of the work centered in montgomery county where crews are running in to problems with underground service there. they say restoration right now is one customer at a time. >> in this gentleman's case, we had a crew on site. and they were doing work and when that work was finished, they assumed that everything was fine on that particular circuit. so they left. now we found out there was additional damage. >> reporter: he argues the claim by the montgomery county executive that the company was slow to respond. pepco says the immediate goal, of course, is to get folks back up and running. we are talking about 2700 people out of power including yesterday's storm and sunday's storm. 200 folks are still out of power since sunday. they say after that they will assess the situation, assess the job they have been doing, trying to b
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
on her body. >>> a potomac, maryland teen says she enticed a car salesman with sex in order to lead him down a math where her boyfriend hit and killed him with a shovel. that investigation came out as emily geller pleaded guilty to first-degree murder yesterday. she faces up to 25 years in prison for killing 57-year-old alley. >>> police need your help to find an accused child predator. officers believe a man resembling this sketch assaulted a 7-year-old girl on sunday. it happened in the 3600 block of columbia park in arlington. the girl was in the small play area outside of the business when a man pulled her in the play house and assaulted her. the mother was inside the laundromat when the incident happened. if you have seen this man or have any information about the crime, call police. >>> the washington redskins get back to work today as training camp starts this afternoon. while the off season was consumed with the albert haynesworth saga, the defensive tackle reported on time and he tried to make up with his teammates. >> reporter: on thursday, the curtain goes up on shanahan's fi
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 11:00am EDT
of the live rain is still in the great state of maryland. a few sprinkles coming along interstate 270 down through frederick, maryland, into upper montgomery county. some showers in howard county, maryland, drifting southbound into northern prince george's and northern anne arundel. plenty of clouds left. a few light rain showers. certainly, not more than about .10 of an inch of rain at the most. with the afternoon clearing, warm today. a little break or two of sunshine. temperatures will quickly climb into the mid and upper 80s. out west towards the blue ridge, because they will get the sunshine first. >> thank you, chuck. montgomery county police are investigating after a man was shot and killed near wheaton high school. police say they found the 27-year-old man on randolph rode around 1:00 a.m. when they responded to the area for a call of shots fired. the man was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and died at the scene. around an hour later, police say another 27-year-old man walked into a nearby police station and turned himself in. >>> he related that he was involved and respo
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
. still 83 at andrews. 81 down in southern maryland and 81 andrews. -- excuse me, national with upper 60s in the shenandoah rally and 70 in martinsburg and cumberland and the heat index in the low to mid-80s in spots. another blistering day. heat index 105. the heat advisory up to 11:00. code orange air quality and upper 90s by lunchtime. topping off around 101, 102 again. here's angie with the latest traffic. >>> take a look. it is nice and quiet across the viewing area. this is just how we like it. happy wednesday, everybody. move it outside and show you the outer loop from 95 to 270. looking at a clear drive. as we teenage you to route 4, route 5 and 301, we want you to know there are no incidents or accidents to report on those roadways and the beltway in virginia, we want you to know between the wilson bridge and the american legion we are finding drivers are nothing but at speed. no incidents or accidents along the way. if you are traveling on 95 northbound, looks like we are delay free from dumfries up to the springfield interchange. andrea, back to you. >>> if you are seeing us th
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
scott, a university of maryland, university college grad. part-time ups employee. lifelong resident of largo. now charged by a prince georges grand jury in the double murder of 42-year-old delores dewitt and her daughter, ebony. >> we will be seeking life without parole. >> police say he is the suspect in the double murder of another mother and daughter, karen and karissa loften. they lived within a two mile radius of scott's home. police suspect him in the 2008 murder of marketing executive, who is described scott as a serial killer, says he is forming a task force to look at cases more than a decade old. >> by no means, i think this investigation is over with. >> i'm lindsey mastas. there are no power lines in this neighborhood, but there is also no power. >> i moved to this area, underground, it will be better. >> neighbors are baffled. >> you won't see it. >> michael maxwell is pepco's management. >> portions you may not see the wires where the damage is. everyone though our wiring is under ground, the whole neighborhood isn't and our under ground wires have to come up i
CBS
Jul 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
now our focus on maryland traffic and weather. >> a good looking morning across maryland. drier air has moved in and in god shape for a couple of days and then there's sunday. focus on the friday forecast because we have a nice start out there. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. 50sin the mountains right now. by 9:00, low to mid-70s. really it will be a fine sunny day out there. a couple of high clouds is the big concern. lunchtime, upper 70s to low 80s. annapolis 79. 83 frederick. as we go through the afternoon we will see some temperatures, 85, 87, 88 for the high but the dry air is in place and will be around all day. >>> thank you, howard. time to get up and get going this mid friday morning. we have traffic conditions out there in maryland for you. this is connecticut and bradley. traffic lights are working again. it has been a problem all week long. right now all lights are up and running. switch to the maps and check things out on 4, 5 and 301, nice and quiet. no major incidents this morning. and finally on the beltway between university and georgia, right now everyone is m
FOX
Jul 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
are live out of prince george's county this morning. we are in greenbelt, maryland for this, the final stop on our hometown fridays tour. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is 6:00 and we are thrilled to be in the prince george's county. it is the final stop of our hometown friday tour this summer. we wanted to bring out as many people as we could. tony is here. we'll check in with him as well. >> holly is with us too this morning. you can't be in prince george's county and talk about greenbelt which is where we are this morning without talking about the goddard flight center so that is where she is this morning. we'll be talking with her very sortly. >> and beseeds what we think of greenbelt today, there is a lot of history in tbleen belted to talk about. we'll bring you all that history of the city. we have shared the history of places that we have visited all this month of july. green belt is a little different. it is one of the nation's first fully planned communities, born of the great depression last century as propossessed to t
ABC
Jul 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
that is still light on 95, 66, looks good in maryland, across the american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with breaking news from northeast d.c. police are investigating an overnight incident, new video. it is at eastern ave. details are sketchy, but we will keep falling the story. >>> we are turning to our top story. more water problems in potomac, maryland. the mass of water main breaks sent a geysers of water shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. they have stopped the leak, but the repair work will take place all morning. we will have reports in a few minutes. >> dangerously high temperatures have claimed two lives in maryland. the death toll is eight. the latest case was a baltimore resident who died earlier this week. this weather is putting stress on power companies. an electric grid operator declared an emergency vet yesterday as the power demand soared. they're urging residents to conserve electricity. numerous outages across the d.c. metro area. last night people along a street in northeast had no lights and no air conditioning. >> my house is a heat box
NBC
Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 11:00am EDT
a little bit of thunder in the panhandle of west virginia and in western maryland. those are drifting to the east and southeast and may be moving closer to the shenandoah valley and perhaps into washington and frederick counties in maryland over the next hour or so. right now, we don't any storms or severe weather in the region. right now, 90 degrees at national airport. it is in the upper 80s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we have the high humidity. the dew points are in the low to mid-70s, sweltering humidity. hagerstown the a90 degrees as well. some of the storms could begin to pick up in intensity in the next hour or two. out of the mountains behind the front out in the ohio valley, temperatures are in the 70s right now. over the last 12 hours, that front is now just beginning to move into the mountains and slight risk of severe weather in this yellow zone. much of virginia, the district, most of maryland under a slight risk for damaging winds between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. as highs reach the low to mid-90s before that. after that, lower humidity movers in. details on friday an
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 5:00am EDT
maryland and culpeper. 79 fredericksburg but gaithersburg much more comfortable. 66 cumberland an oakland and maryland, garrett county 59 degrees. locally 70s out there with a few 60s. and gaithersburg at 68. looking at a good day with temperatures that will push 90. less humidity as we head to the afternoon. angie? >> traffic alert for you. traffic alert for you early on, as you would expect with weather conditions and the remnants we are dealing with this morning. new york avenue is closed in both directions. this is between first street northeast and northwest due to a fatal accident investigation. use florida over to rhode island to new jersey as your alternate. a lot of downed wires and downed trees in the area to report. the two biggies. maryland 212 as you go to the maps is closed and that is because of downed wires and then this is a downed tree on 410 that has the road closed cypress to glendale. we have many lights out throughout the region. 355 river road, your approaching a dark intersection treat it as a four-way stop. factor in extra minutes for the commute. we are expecting
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
truck and ambulance are blocking one lane. on the maryland side, 410 closed jones will road, no problems between richmond and baltimore. metrorail is reporting normal service. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thousands of people will wake up in the dark this morning. pepco is supporting 2000 pilot outages in montgomery county. 1200 and prince george's county. more than 600 in d.c. without power. 2500 customers in northern virginia are without power. >>> let's turn to our top story. commuter chaos on mental's red line. krystl-- on metro's red line. enough is enough with the broken escalator. >> it was not a hot weather that had commuters fired up. >> i said there's no way there would not be one escalator and working. >> if not one of the six escalators at the two entrances to the dupont circle metro stop north. that meant nothing and puffing up 150 stairs. >> apparently they felt it was no big deal. >> the transit agency directed to those in need of help to the one elevator providing service. commuters say it was a long line and a long wait. >> there were a hundred people down there. >>
ABC
Jul 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
and 236, the left lane is closed. on a bette -- braddock. let's look at maryland. this side of the beltway is quiet. we are at the american legion bridge. metrorail is reporting normal service. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> our top story today, the aftermath of all the strong storms. thousands across the region are in the dark. pepco is reporting 3000 outages mostly in montgomery county. more than 3800 dominion power customers or without electricity. there is damage all across the region. we will have a live report on that a little later. >>> breaking news from wheaton. police are investigating a suspicious death. adamec county police say that a man in his 20s was founded in the 3300 block of randolph road at 1:00 this morning. >>> d.c. police have arrested a convicted killer who confessed to five more murders. the 35 year-old boy was a killing spree spanned six years between 1994 and 2000. all the shootings took place in southeast. he admitted his role in the deadly shootings while spending time in jail for two others. >>> police of intensifying their search for oliver scola aidala s
FOX
Jul 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
told you about a few moments ago in caroline county in maryland. that has been taken down. no tornado warning in caroline county as the storm system as we showed you has pushed into delaware. what you are seeing dehere, i will get a closer look at it. the counties in red is where we do continue to see a tornado warning that's in effect for t about another 15. and that's in kent county and central delaware and newcastle county in northern delaware. de there is your storm system. it rm slooks less impressive, b still tornado warning in effect until 7:15, efnot in maryland b in delaware. current conditions, we're delan seeing rain across the washington area. what we are gtonseeing is some misty conditions and a mix of clouds and some sun. 75 degrees is your current temperature. 84% humidity. winds out of r erthe southwest miles per hour. here is your forecast for today. mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms are likely. k it will be warm and humid. high about 87 and degrees. de that's a look at what is a happening with the weather. we we athave more coming up in a little bit. right no
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
recreation center. that is 3310 gates december head manor way in silver spring, maryland near the briggs chaney road and route 29. the 311 call center has been activated and is available for nonemergency calls. the number is 311 if you are in montgomery county. outside of the county the number is 240-777-0311. jessica, back to you. >> thank you, kristin. >>> sky 9 is currently over a damaged apartment on cherry hill road. we are bringing you photos of that. you can see some of the road has been sheered off the complex. this is cherry hill road in college park. of course more damage from the storm we have been talking about a all morning. the live sky 9 pictures dramatic, giving us a sense of what we have been looking out throughout the area with the intense damage we have been seeing. trees down and in this case it was most likely wind damage that ripped the roof off of the complex. we will bring you more as we learn more about the situation. >>> the victim and a mother were in a minivan when a large tree toppled on them on sunday. rescue crews cut off the top of the vehicle to reach the
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
dropped 200. -- excuse me it dropped from 200 to 140. and in maryland, bge only has seven customers still in the dark. that number does not include the outages in baltimore or in the greater baltimore area. so we definitely have some good news there. we are seeing some pretty significant signs of progress. but keep in mind we have a whole day of triple-digit temperatures. take a listen to how one pepco modines what it is like to work underground while repairing power lines in the middle of the heat wave. >> you go underground and it is an oven. it is not a steam bath. it is an oven. the wires are cooked an men and women down there cooked. it is brutal. >> reporter: working in anen does not sound like fun but that is what pepco crews behind me have been doing the past, almost 24 hours now. what they are doing is going underground and repairing these power lines that are literally burned, if you take a look at them. they are actually charred because it got so hot underground. i know for all of you -- actually if you are without power you probably can't see us right now but for people withou
CBS
Jul 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
. since the opinion is based on a 1952 law, marriages before then are not affected. >>> a maryland family raises concerns about a cancer cluster. >>> and this morning police in california are trying to keep rioting over a popular court verdict under control. >>> and this morning there's jubilation in one nba city and disgust in others after league mvp lebron james announces where he will play next season. we'll be right back. you are watching 9 news now. this is unlike any car you've ever seen before. this is power with efficiency. this is an interior that exceeds even the promise of the exterior. this is the all-new jaguar xj. the stunning result of taking a very different road. >>> welcome back. making your way to the district, notice the nice and quiet commute. hey, let's keep it that way. we have more traffic coming up. stay with us. >>> in the news now, police in oakland, california -- california have been making arrests all night long in an effort to quell rioting in the city them protester i don't see upset over the involuntary manslaughter conviction for a transit police officer w
ABC
Jul 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
arrested, but there is still quite a bit of support for the errors on a bill, including a maryland state delegate who plans to -- for the arizona bill, including a maryland state delegate to plans to introduce a similar measure. a >> id is not a party issue, it is an american issue. >> as many as 18 states say they want to push a similar bill similar to arizona. >>> coming up, a new twist. the key decision she has reached about her future. >> < 48 hours until chelsea clinton's wedding. -- less than 48 hours until chelsea clinton's wedding. >> first, the multiplying number of cases at arlington cemetery. >> first, the multiplying number of cases at arlington cemetery. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> outrage on capitol hill over the spiraling number of mislabeled graves at arlington national cemetery. >> as many as 6600 burial sites may have been affected. former superintendent john metzler blamed the problem on his staff and a lack of resources. and he said he takes full responsibility, but that was not good enough for one senator. >> it is called kee
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
than usual. on the capital beltway in maryland, things are filling out around the georgia avenue exit. overall not really many problems. 95 an the bw parkway, also smooth sailing and nice and green out of baltimore to 495. this is an eyesore. 66 eastbound early morning issues. jammed from 123 to the capital beltway. at least a 20 minute drive right now and this is partly due to lingering construction. finally a look at the travel times, 267 the toll road, eastbound seven minutes is what it is taking to get from 674 to the beltway. seven minutes on dc 295 to the 11th street bridge. traveling the outer loop from van doren to the wilson bridge is only taking you about seven. back to you. >>> in the living well segment, childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for heart disease later in life. researchers studied 600 kids treated with therapies that could potentially hurt the heart an they found out after 15 years 27% developed cardiac problems. >>> a new study found people who use the internet to help lose weight tend to be more success. they followed 1600 people. those that logged on to
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
you to maryland. 270 southbound, volume is building around germantown road. overall okay to the split. wrapping up with the maps, route 4, 301, route 5, branch avenue, everything is in the clear out here. >>> at the top of the hour we bring you the latest on our deadly summer storm. the cleanup will take a while. pepco is getting help in utility crews from out of town. they are working around the clock to get electricity restored. at last check, 147,000 people without power this morning. the areas most affected rockville, gaithersburg and aspen hill. people in the seven springs apartment complex in college park are out of their homes. the storm damaged the roof on one building and residents tell us the management company isn't helping out. >> at last check 200 traffic lights in montgomery couldn't remain dark. crews are trying to restore those. crews from out of he region are heading in to help the power get back on fast. montgomery county fairgrounds is the staging area for those crews. how is it looking? >> pretty quiet but it will pick up shortly. right now we have 3550 power crews
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
in pennsylvania. so a lot of reports of wind damage yesterday. southern maryland did much better. and so did dale city and fredericksburg. they didn't have the winds we had in the me immediate metro and points to the north. we will talk the temperatures. upper 70s at national to 70 in gaithersburg and columbia. 77 fairfax and ft. belvoir and brandywine and crofton at 73. much better day. sunny, less heat and humidity. high clouds around 90. hello, angie. >> good morning, howard. as you can imagine, when we have weather like this it will impact our traffic. take a look at an early morning accident. pretty bad here. new york avenue is closed at north capitol street in both directions as response crews try to clear the scene. we will keep you posted and let you know when things open up and stay posted to wusa9.com. meanwhile we will take it to the maps and show you we have a fallen tree reported in maryland. 410 is closed between cypress and glendale. and then we have wires down that we have been watching. this is 212. taking you to beltsville. going southbound on u.s. 1 at southern drive is where w
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
's take a look at damage on the roof of the apartments located in silver spring, maryland. and here's another look at damage, expensive roof damage at an apartment building in the seven springs complex located in college park. kristin fisher has more on what is happening this afternoon from potomac, maryland. kristin, what can you tell us? >> jc, the vast majority of pepco's power outages are here in montgomery county and it has been causing major problems for drivers all morning long. this is the intersection of river road and falls road in potomac, and you can see the traffic lights are still out, and it's like that at 270 intersections across montgomery county. montgomery county residents are also under mandatory water restrictions and you are looking at the reason why. a massive tree took out power to the potomac filtration plant wiping out montgomery county's clean water supply. this was clearly a priority job for pepco. power has been restored at this filtration plant. it is up and running and water restrictions remain in affect. pepco says another job is restoring power to mo
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
spot that we kept our eye on since yesterday. this is in potomac, maryland. south glen road is closed between glen and norton road. we are using river as an alternate. kristin fisher has been on the scene all morning and will have the latest developments and hopefully an update on when this will be cleaned up. a slow ride between new hampshire and georgia avenue. no incidents along the way. 66, hey, virginia, we are tracking your traffic, as well. heading eastbound past 234 to 28 toward route 50. pretty much smooth sailing an the beltway in virginia, drivers are at speed, as well. lanes are pretty much wide open from 95 to 66. that's a quick look at traffic. back to you. >>> people in part of montgomery county are being told not to flush their toilets a lot and don't water your lawn. it is another round of water restrictions. and it is because of this, a water main break which sent a geyser of water in to the skies over potomac yesterday. kristin fisher is live with the latest water problem. you thought you were finished with the water main breaks, didn't you, kristin? >> no kidding.
FOX
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, maryland. tom fitzgerald is live with more. the neighborhood got good news? >> reporter: we've been here all day. two minutes before we went on the air, traffic lights came back on, and this neighborhood up on river road finally got power back. we just received an updated e- mail from pepco. let me read it to you. i'll get out of the road while we do this. in montgomery county now, there are 20149 customers out of power, out of 300,000 that were previously out. in prince george county, 2746 homes remain without power, out of 220,000 that were out. and in dc, 1,655 homes are without power tonight. and while pepco made good progress over the last couple hours on the situation, the next 24 hours are going to involve some of their most intricate work. and here is why. a lot of outages that are left are because of situations like that, particular lines that have been entwined with trees. when the trees came down, so did the lines. line crews fanned out, are trying to get to the pockets now piece by piece. four days after this massive tree went down on hatting ton lane, pepco lines men started
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> hold up high and get a towel. >>> check out maryland. it is a muggy day out here. we have some clouds mixing with the sunshine and we are expecting temperatures today, which will be moving on to a higher priority here than they are now. in the 70s, upper 70s in many areas south. as we head to the 9:00 you are hour get ready for 80s. we will get there quickly. sunshine and a couple of clouds. lunchtime looks sunny in most areas. 92 frederick. 87 across parts of southern maryland. even western maryland, cumberland in the upper 80s and later this afternoon, slight chance of a thunderstorm and in a couple of spots. many highs will be above the 90- degree mark. look at the maryland traffic this morning. here's patranya bhoolsuwan. >> thank you, howard. staying dry out there. my goodness. a look at route 29 an industrial parkway. one of the intersections where i believe traffic lights are still not working and crews are on the scene trying to direct traffic out there. as we heard from kristin, 20 lights are not working. intersections are not working properly here. so do be extra careful. as
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
in maryland. they could be lifted soon. new at 6:00 a.m. the latest straight from wssc. we go to kristin fisher in potomac, maryland. good morning. >> good morning. for the nearly 2 million people that are under these strict water restrictions that have been under strict water restrictions for six days now the big question is when will the restrictions be lifted? to get the answer we will chat with lynn riggins, the spokesperson for wssc. so many warnings we see bright and early. >> thank you for joining us. when will the restrictions be lifted? >> we are in the process of doing water quality testing which is obviously very important. wssc has been around 90 year and never had a water quality violation and don't plan to have one now. we are waiting for health results. we need those tests to come back and as soon as we are comfortable with the results we will talk about lifting restrictions. the repairs are complete but i want to stress just because the repairs are complete doesn't mean restrictions are lifted. they are still in place and we are still encouraging everyone to conserve and
ABC
Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
the overhead sign that says delays. let's go to newschopper 7. look at what's happening on 95 in maryland, not much between the icc work in laurel down to the beltway. nothing at college park and greenbelt. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> more water problems in potomac, maryland. a massive water main breaks and a geyser of water if shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. crews have stopped the leak, but the repair work on south glenn road will last all morning. -- south glen. >> water shooting 100 feet. >> the intersection of south glen and deep glen in potomac resembled a well-known tourist attraction. >> if it reminded me of niagara falls. >> the pipes serving the city of rockville ruptured under the asphalt, sending a toweling pool of water into the sky. >> it is a lot of water. a shower or in the neighborhood with millions of gallons, raining debris down onto roads and yards that resembled rivers. >> i hope it does not lead us out. >> a driver on his cell phone drove by the geyser and made it through despite being blinded for a few seconds by the water. >> it is a big failure
ABC
Jul 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
90's's tomorrow. >> beautiful trip in maryland along in4, route 5. nothing on 228. looks good to annapolis on 50. quiet along 270. let's show you the pace approaching hyattstown, that is closest to us. the greenway is open in both directions between reagan national and leesburg. the earlier crash at from dodge ridge is gone. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the washington metro area has the best educated population in the nation. a study by the brookings institute finds 47% of adults in d.c. and its suburbs have a bachelor's degree. that is up from 22% in 1970. if 20% of adults have a graduate or professional degree. >> smarter is a good thing. >>> 5:12, 73 degrees. >>> coming up, apple gets ready to address the iphone reception issues. >>> this could cost $200. >> new calls for the airline industry to come clean about the hidden fees. >>> a revolutionary medical procedure >>> welcome back. in our top stories on this thursday, the oil spill in the gulf is starting to take a toll continually on wildlife. biologists say the oil has killed hundreds of pelicans and other birds on an
ABC
Jul 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
. we will bring everyone back on line. >>> we're learning more this morning about a maryland man suspected in the areas infamous mother daughter murders. >>> conditions still pose a risk on metro after yesterdalast ye's deadly crash, what this means the passengers. >>> it is wednesday, july 28, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first we go to adam caskey. >> you'll notice a little added cloud cover. a little will in the atmosphere is causing clouds. you will notice added humidity as well. 71 degrees in leesburg and front royal, 73 in frederick, 75 in arli -- 77 in arlington. 92 degrees this afternoon. we will see the sunshine, but we just have to wait a few hours. 92 is the high temperature. a little above average for this time of year. added humidity. a few isolated late-day thunderstorms. now to lisa baden. >>> it has been complicated on the beltway, leaving alexandria and getting to tysons. there was an accident that resulted in a car fire, after eisenhower avenue before van dorn street. then there was a work zone close to 236, but that should be out of the road nea
FOX
Jul 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to safety. >>> a maryland woman is among the storm's victims. one minute michelle humanick was driving through college park. the next this beloved mother and wife was dead, killed instantly when a tree land on her van crushing her. both parker shows us her life and her death. >> reporter: just look at a picture of michelle humanick, and you get a sense of how happy she was. those lucky enough to have known her can tell you much more. >> we talk about our kids, and -- and that's what i remember about her, is how kind she was, and how generous, and how active she was in her community. >> reporter: it was in that community college park where humanick died yesterday, when the storm roared through a tree fell on her van. >> i was very shocked, along with the rest of our neighborhood, to find out what happened. because it's very senseless. and very tragic. but i hope that everyone comes together and lets her children and her husband know how much, you know, how much we respected and valued her, and you know, and family was the center of her life. >> reporter: neighbors shirley and la reel mo
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
wells. >>> now, to battleground maryland where our new poll finds a bob ehrlich with a one point lead over governor martin o'malley. the maryland primaries are expected on september 14. the general election is scheduled for november 2. >>> new problems for the city of rockville is another watermain breaks this evening. it happened at 10800 block of south glen road. this led to water restrictions that were lifted yesterday. >>> a bank robbery suspect is under arrest tonight after barricading himself for hours. they used a taser on the man after he holed himself inside a bus. the ordeal forced the neighbors to stay in their houses. turns out no one was hurt and the suspect was taken into custody. >>> coming up, if you are thinking of getting an iphone, 7 is on your side that you will need to see before you buy anything. >> and the move to keep the power on even if you have not paid your pepco bill. >>> a push to make sure everyone has power and their homes and d.c. leaders say it is a matter of life and death. >> they are behind an emergency bill that would prevent pepco from turning of
ABC
Jul 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
the gun show people. greta kreuz has that story. >> 37 states including maryland and virginia have some type of loophol;e exempting certain gun sales for background checks. today, house committee members got an earful from those who say it is time to close them. tom walked into the form, sporting a pair of size 10.5 vans sneakers, warned by his son the day he was shot and killed at columbine high school massacre. eric terrace and dylan klebold bought the weapons at a gun show from a private, unlicensed seller. >> no background check or paper sale. that is where they bought their guns. it is shameful. >> he and others lobbied the judiciary committee to close the loopholes that requires dealers to do background checks but not private cellars, even playing this underground -- undercover video. >> no background check? >> some more families and survivors of the 2007 virginia tech shooting. this person still has three bullets in his body after seung- hui cho's rampage. >> he constantly changed clips, put moran, and just shot. >> some are concerned that second amendment gun rights are being ch
FOX
Jul 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, over somerset county in south maryland, and worcester county and northeastern acombic county in eastern virginia. and then we have watches in effect for the tidal potomac and the maryland portion of the chesapeake bay. there we've had strong storms moving through across the area. but this also includes counties such as the maryland counties such as anne arundel, dorchester, howard, kent, prince george's, queen anne, somerset, all of those under a severe thunderstorm watch. so we've had a lot of damage. we talked about the peak wind gusts, up to 70 mile-per-hour winds today. things are finally calming down and by tonight we'll see some partly cloudy skies as the storms and our overnight low being around 72 degrees and we'll have more updates on the reports of the damage that happened later on and take a look at our forecast as we head into a brand new week where things will be calmer as well as a lot cooler. back to you. >>> take a look at this. this is in beltsville. a woman died inside a van when a tree came down right on top of it there in the middle of the street. she died, her daugh
FOX
Jul 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
hometown fridays today. let's send it back become you out to the greenbelt, maryland. >> good morning. we are joined by the mayor today would is making the executive decisions this morning. we like it. allison and i have a hard time making decisions times. >> should we stand or sit. >> the mayor said i prefer to stand. >> so we stand here with mayor judith davis of greenbelting maryland. thank you for having us in your town today. we are having a good time. >> you moved to the area in 1975. you have served on the council for eight terms now? >> no i'm in the middle of my seventh term basically. >> till within eight terms, no doubt. let me ask you how has the city changed in your time here and you can brag a little bit. what are some of the changes that after he seen take place because of your decisions. >> oh, my decisions. greenbelt-- what this is a co- op. >> you have to remember that in greenbelt, the not the mayor's decisions. little the council's decisions that are based on the citizens telling them an giving them advice. >> the way it should be. >> how has the city changed in your t
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that happened last month. >>> there's a new poll out on the governor's race in maryland. it says the race is very tight. here's the numbers from gonzalez research -- >>> police are investigating a disturbing hate crime that happened in our area. vandals targeted a synagogue and two local homes with anti- semitic graffiti. vandals targeted the synagogue in olney and two nearby homes last night. an army of 200 volunteers had already scrubbed the swastikas and other graffiti off the walls, but the bad feelings remain. when i got here it was horrible. >> they have installed a security camera on the building and neighbors say other synagogues have reached out and offered support. police will looking for suspects. >>> the northern virginia man accused of trying to join a somali terror group remains in jail this afternoon a federal judge rejected bond yesterday for zachary chesser. prosecutors say that he offered to work for the fbi if he would be allowed to go to africa. 20-year-old chesser is a graduate of oakton high school in virginia. >>> it is the end of an era for legendary pizza place. t
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
as maryland more considers whether or not to double oyster sanctuaries to about 9,000- acres of bay bottom or 25% of what's left of the habitat here. the comment period on the idea of expanding oyster sanctuaries is underway right now and maryland's department of natural resources is due to make the decision by september 6th. on the receive earn river, scott broom, 9 news now. >>> oysters aren't just for eating. in large numbers they actually make the water cleaner by filtering out the algae that makes the bay so murky. i heard from one of our viewers, when we had the octopus salad and she said we should be helping the waters by not taking octopus out. >> i don't know where it came from. i can't comment. >> she educated me on that. so i thank her. >> i can comment about the threat of heat which is very high if you are not smart. if you are in your house, fill a bathtub with cold water. if you need a way to cool down if you don't have ac or is it not working a cold bath or shower will help. keep it you cool for a while. that's one cheaper way to keep cool and you need it. look at the foreca
NBC
Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, maryland. as you see behind me, these power lines are over falls road, causing some cars to actually turn around other. cars like the ones behind me to go in the far lane. hoping to alternate. pepco is hoping to have full power restored throughout montgomery county in 48 hours or later. >> thanks, chris. >>> pepco, the crews are working all around the clock. they have an awful lot of work ahead of them. we have not seen power outages since hurricane isabel in 2003. >> we're joined by pepco's joseph rigby. are you there? >> yes, i am. >> tell us what pepco is doing to get everybody's power turned back on and why is it taking so long? >> well, start with the why. this is a pretty extraordinary storm. it came through yesterday afternoon, 60-mile-an-hour winds have ripped through the metropolitan area. and as i just was listening to your broadcast and the recounting of the trees down, we have reports of over 1400 wears down that you can get a sense of the extent of the damage. with regard to what we're doing to get power restored, we're bringing all of our resources to bear. all of the resour
NBC
Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, jane. and the city of frederick, maryland, is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water. the intense heat, coupled with low rainfall resulted in low water levels there. official warn if people don't cut back, the city may have to take more drastic measures to conserve water. >>> the human is baidity is bac. so is the chance of storms. >> later tonight we could see some scattered storms across the area. as far as right now, we have hazy conditions. a lot of humidity and steam today. that's really taken the heat index way up to about 100 degrees. you're looking currently at our skycam shot there with the washington monument in the distance. and our dew point temperatures, that water vapor, 65 to 69 degrees. in some neighborhoods, it has taken the heat index temperature way up. to 97 degrees, takoma park. 98 degrees in buoy and lando. and you folks in montgomery, wheaton and cole's activism it faelz like 106 in lenard arrested town. some areas from the shenandoah valley, some storm. then a better chance coming our way tomorrow. from late morning until early afternoon. we'll
NBC
Jul 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
awaiting on the court in montgomery county. utility across from pennsylvania and northern maryland worked around the many downed trees hear to repair the broken lines. work on the street was delayed because someone stole some of the fallen power lines that would have been used in the repair. but neighbor george worthington who had his power restored said they are used to being at the end of the line with pepco. >> a common occurrence. we're on a small feeder line and pepco doesn't concern it southwesterly the small feeders. >> reporter: not far away, five days of waiting came to an end at 1:45 this afternoon. >> look. your light are back on. >> it just happened. just now they turned them on. >> reporter: jerry black had hoped to move into his new home this week. those plans were foil by storm damage to a transformer. he used to live in howard county where power lines are underground and outages rare. >> frustrating. pepco kept saying, they're in your area. they're working on it. a transformer. it is bla bla bla, this and that. i never really got a straight story. >> reporter: across the s
FOX
Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
graduated from and worked at the university of maryland. friends say she he can sold at all of -- excelled at all of that. but that wasn't what she loved most. >> family was the center of her life. she loved those two girls. >> reporter: she and her husband adopted the girls. they gave her son a gift that meant more than any other. >> when he was a newborn, she gave me a cotton blanket that belonged to sophie that was something sophie loved a great deal. she came over, gave me sophie's favorite blanket as a gift. and that meant a tremendous amount to me because it was her child's favorite blanket and she gave that to me. >> she was very generous? >> very generous, very kind, and she was a good person. >> very supportive lady. very intelligent. i'll certainly miss her. >> reporter: her 64-year-old mother was with her and was taken to the hospital. her physical condition is improving. of course, emotional recovery for the family will take a very long time. >> our thoughts and prayers are with them tonight. thank you. >>> severe storms c
FOX
Jul 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
in germantown, maryland actually boy is recovering this morning after he nearly drowned actually lifeguard watched as the boy chaseed a ball into the deep end of the pool. she says at one point he began floating on his stomach. he didn't respond to the lifeguard's whistle so she jumped into water, pulled him out and called the paramedics. >> i put him into the emergency position, tilt the victim's head back and make sure there is nothing obstructing their airway. it is something you have to be constantly vigilant. you're just always ready for a save. >> the cdc says each day, three children in america die from drowning. another four receive emergency care for nonfatal injuries. >>> a local lawyer is helping rescue fishermen from the gulf oil disaster. >> coming up next, his mission to put them back in hair boats. why he says bp is slowing down the process. >>> good morning. after lots of heat and humidity yesterday, conditions today even worse. i'll have the details on the forecast. it gets a little bitter on the five-day. julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic coming
FOX
Jul 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> our hottest spot in the heat wave is frederick, maryland. 106 yesterday afternoon. that is hotter than phoenix or las vegas. we did manage to find a few people walking along the streets of this historic city. >> shocking because like air- conditioning then you are suddenly outside. you don't realize it at first but then when you are walking, wow. >> frederick was not the hottest place in the country. that title goes to death valley, california which hit 116 degrees. >>> a tough time for commuters around philly. a train heading for trenton stalled last night leaving more than 1500 passengers on board with no power or air- conditioning for 30 minutes. today more trouble for people trying to get to work. septa reported a dozen trains delayed while new jersey transit canceled several trains because of the heat. >>> usually extreme weather in buffalo, new york, means feet of snow and below zero temperatures. the city is baking in the heat. the temperature hit 90 today for the first time in three years. tomorrow it's expected to be hotter. >>> go to myfoxdc.com for tips on keeping cool. we w
CBS
Jul 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
at national. upper 70s down in southern maryland. look at the 50s showing up in pittsburgh and a sign of cooler drier air with us tonight and tomorrow. 68, that's right 68 in springfield and arlington. 69 rockville. 66 in great falls. what a great looking morning out there. 75 by 9:00. 82 for lunch. and driving home, 5:00 p.m., 87, dry comfortable degrees. it is 5:00 p.m. hello, patranya bhoolsuwan. >> hello, howard. keep accentuating the positive on the traffic front, as well. the accident in montgomery county, rout 29 at blackburn road is now in the clearing stages. very happy about that. elsewhere in maryland, 495 north of town we are seeing volume picking up between 95 and 270. but still moving well in both directions here. moving on to what's happening in connecticut avenue and east- west highway in chevy chase. traffic light issues there. so watch for that. in virginia, 395 looking good all the way from 495 to the 14th street bridge. same story on 95 from dumfries to the mixing bowl. smooth sailing for drivers out there. it is 5:01. back to angie. >>> another tough break for met
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
showing up in western maryland and up near mineral county, west virginia and southern pa. those are drifting to the east. right now it's a steamy morning, 81 in washington, near 80 in prince george's county, mid and upper 70s, arlington and fairfax and generally in the 70s around the entire region from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches on this thursday morning. the main front that could be giving us strong storms later today is out in the ohio valley this morning. and that front h begin to move our way here later today. perhaps around noon time we could have our first thundershower moving in in the viewing area just to our west of the metro region and then by the middle of the afternoon, right around the metro areas, we could have some of those storms coming through 2:00 p.m. to maybe as late as 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. and some individual storms unfortunately could produce some damaging winds. highs before the storms arrive into the low and mid-90s. then lower humidity moving in tonight as we clear out and it will be in place friday and saturday. more storms possible s
NBC
Jul 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
because the heat can cause the tracks to kink. now the maryland transit administration is extending the hours of its customer call center so that it can provide information about delays to passengers. callers can reach the hotline at 1-800-325-rail. that's 1-800-325-7245. the mta says until further notice, those phones will be staffed until 11:00 at night. >>> newly unsealed documents in the case of yeardley love reveal new evidence to the case. today a judge released the details of the search warrant outlining what police found and what was missing from several key locations. yeardley love was found dead in her charlottesville apartment in early may. police have charged george huguely, her ex-boyfriend and a uva men's lacrosse player with her murder. the search warrant states that police took swabs of red stains, most likely blood from all over love's apartment, including on sheets and the wall. they also found a note from huguely there. in huguely's apartment, the found a uva lacrosse t-shirt with a red stain on it, another note addressed to love, and a pair of shorts with his pas
NBC
Jul 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
of these counties in orange, still under an excessish heat advisory. most of maryland, western maryland and west virginia mid-70s. we can blame this area of high pressure that will give us another day with extreme heat with high s reaching 100 degree. today we may have had a record day for washington. steaming humidity tomorrow friday and saturday. and a chance of some much-needed rain as well. highs in the mid-90s tomorrow. near 90 on friday and again on saturday. let's check traffic jerry. how are we doing. >> good morning, everyone. we're doing pretty well. had a long holiday weekend and a break from the road work. crews went back at it last night. on the maryland side over near route 4 and 5. 14th street bridge doing all right. let's head over to maryland. over the beltway, kenilworth avenue, both the inner loop and outer loop appear to be doing okay. joe and eun? >> the extreme heat isn't just taking a toll on the people, it includes power lines to the metro track. >> slow, hot. a lot of people complaining. >> reporter: some of them are on this red line metro train during tuesday's rush hou
ABC
Jul 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
drought, mainly maryland. a good chance of rain today. as the cold front pushes slowly to the east, saturday looks pretty damp. sunday looks sunny. partly cloudy today with a few isolated thundershowers later today. more on that weekend straight ahead. >>> thrilling ride around town. no problems on the beltway or interstate. let's look at route 4 and route 5, 228, 210 all good into oxon hill, love the chip to annapolis. baltimore washington parkway looks clean. no issues according to metrorail. everything is on time. driving through virginia, 66, 95, 395 moving at speed. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 12 of the 100 railcars metropolitan of service are back on the tracks. it moved to the cars -- rumbled to the cars because of concerns the doors could open while in motion. six cars are being checked and returned to service today. the job should be complete by the end of the month. >>> even g4 degrees in rosslyn. >>> we will tell you about the latest trend for vending machines that is for adults only. we'll have details. >>> they are taking history and saying it does not matter. >> e
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everything took place early yesterday morning. the victims are also residents of this apartment complex. according to prince george's county police, around 3:30 yesterday morning daniel blaylock and kennedy ventura approach the victim's on 15th avenue in the black suv with flashing lights. they showed badges and and they robbed the victims. we spoke with one man who did not want to go on camera because he knows both of these men, but says that he's not surprised. he had heard about similar things happening with other security guards. >> you are not even safe even though you have security. you have to deal with the day- to-day situa
ABC
Jul 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
and wires down. the outer loop in maryland, 95 getting to georgia avenue, the crash is gone. let's look at a quiet ride on the beltway between 270 and the american legion bridge. we are live at river road. if in virginia, on the inner loop and springfield after the robinson terminal, now on the shoulder. the left lane is blocked with deep water between braddock road and 236. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> the national park service has completed a long-term plan for restoring the national mall. some key elements include improvements if to the general condition and appearance. also, they plan to provide new bicycle lanes of, improve the field for softball, soccer, tical. and improvements to restrooms, water, and information services. >>> important news this morning for passengers stranded on a high train for hours without air-conditioning last month. the maryland transit administration says passengers five trains 538 on that date are eligible for five vip day passes, each good for one round trip. passengers must fill out a form on the mta website by august 13. >>> 6:12 on this wednesd
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